*Self proclaimed “Rich Bitch” Nene Leakes reportedly owes the IRS more than $1 million in taxes, and according to RadarOnline, she also once filed for bankruptcy. According to U.S. Bankruptcy Court documents the former stripper filed for chapter 13 bankruptcy back in March 1996.
Leakes was a struggling single mom back then, when she went by Linnethia Johnson. She owed nearly $30,000 to various creditors, including $27,000 on a car loan and $2,000 on student debt. She now owns a $2 million mansion in Atlanta, but Leakes listed her value in real property as $0 in the filing. The case was dismissed on April 4, 1996.
One year later, she married real estate investor Gregg Leakes in 1997. The couple split in 2010, only to remarry two years later. The highs and lows of their relationship has been chronicled on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
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Patti LaBelle will take viewers of her new series inside her kitchen with some of the world’s biggest stars when it premieres next month.
“Patti LaBelle’s Place” is a six-episode series that will be packed with special guests including Estelle, Kirk Franklin, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Gayle King and Joe Zee.
“The one-of-a-kind Patti LaBelle’s talents in the kitchen are right up there with her talents on-stage,” Didi O’Hearn, senior vice president programming for the Food Network and Cooking Channel said. “The happiness Patti gets from sharing her favorite dishes with her guests is a joy to watch.”
The show premieres on Dec. 3rd with two back-to-back episodes at 11am ET/8am PT on Cooking Channel.
In related news, after unveiling Mariah Carey as the first performer of VH1’s forthcoming Divas Holiday special “Unsilent Night,” Patti LaBelle has been added to the bill.
The VH1 Divas franchise is returning after a four-year hiatus, and “Unsilent Night” will air Monday, Dec. 5, at 9 p.m. ET on VH1.